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Congressional delegation calls for investigation into allegations FCI Danbury failed to follow COVID guidelines

5th District Congresswoman Jahana Hayes and the state's two U.S. Senators have written to the U.S. attorney general, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Danbury Federal Correctional Institution's acting warden calling for an investigation into allegations FCI Danbury failed to follow COVID-19 isolation guidelines. 

According to the allegations, more than half of the women at FCI Danbury Camp tested positive on December 27th, but weren't isolated or initially told whether they were positive.  The Bureau of Prisons responded that they are reviewing the letter, adding that that department follows CDC guidelines for testing and isolation. 

According to the latest update on Bureau of Prison’s COVID-19 dashboard, 55 incarcerated people and 12 staff members have tested positive. A 46-year-old Rhode Island woman is suing FCI Danbury and the warden to be released to home confinement because she says she cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19 due to her medical condition.

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